Heroin is an extremely addictive drug. Approximately 4 million Americans have tried heroin at some point in their life. This article will focus on heroin withdrawal, covering its symptom and duration, and will discuss how to better understand someone trying to quit heroin.
Taking heroin regularly can lead to physical dependence. This means that the person needs to consume heroin regularly to prevent withdrawal symptoms. The severity of these symptoms can vary depending on the dosage, regularity, and the timeframe (when they last took heroin). Heroin withdrawal symptoms will usually occur 6-24 hours after the last dose of heroin was administered.
The length and severity of withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on the individual's tolerance towards heroin. Heroin withdrawal symptoms:
Heroin withdrawal can take between 3-7 days of physical withdrawal. However, complete psychological recovery can take several months.
While withdrawal can be extremely unpleasant, heroin withdrawal is rarely fatal. However, people underoing withdrawal will often consume large amounts of alcohol or other narcotics to lessen their symptoms. This can be extremely dangerous and can result in death.
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